Despina can be reached in two ways: by ship or by camel. The city displays one face to the traveler arriving overland and a different one to him who arrives by sea [...] Each city receives its form from the desert it opposes; and so the camel driver and the sailor see Despina, a border city between two deserts.

Italo Calvino, "Invisible Cities" (1972)

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Topic Modeling and the evolution of economics as a science - New paper by Despina

Applying topicmodeling to a corpus of economic journals can reveal a lot about what economists talk (or write) about and how they select and link the prevailing subjects in the scientific debate. Our original application ... Read more

Data Science and Economics: Algorithms, Data, and New Research Questions on Prediction and Causality

On June 28th Despina will host a workshop on DATA SCIENCE AND ECONOMICS organized by the University of Torino and University of Milano Bicocca and co-chaired by Marco Guerzoni and Chiara Binelli. Researchers from different ... Read more

Technological adoption in Smart Mobility - New paper by Despina Fellow

Marco Guerzoni is author with Grazia Cecere and Nicoletta Corrocher of the paper "Price or performance? A probabilistic choice analysis of the intention to buy electric vehicles in European countries" recently published on Energy Policy ... Read more

Artficial Intelligence and Economic Growth: Vision and Business Solutons by INTEL

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all around us – we encounter it in our daily tasks such as talk-to-text and photo tagging, and see it contributing to cutting-edge innovations such as precision medicine, injury prediction and ... Read more

Climate change attribution with neural networks - New paper by Despina fellow

Paolo Racca, Junior Despina Fellow has co-authored the paper "Attribution of recent temperature behaviour reassessed by a neural-network method" freshly published in Scientific Reports with Prof. Antonello Pasini (National Research Council of Rome), Prof. Claudio ... Read more

New Research Fellows join Despina: Alberto ODDENINO and Pierluigi CONZO

Despina is honoured to announce to new research fellows: Alberto Oddenino and Pieluigi Conzo, both tenured professors at the University of Torino Alberto is Professor of International Law at the Department of Law, University of ... Read more

Internship Program: Agent-based modelling of city logistics in the Municipality of Turin

Since June 2017 Despina has opened an internship program in collaboration with the City of Turin, the Department of Economics and Statistics at the University of Turin and the Department of Economics at University of ... Read more

Despina for Intesa Academy

Despina Big Data Lab has strengthen its collaboration with INTESA SAN PAOLO ( ) by supporting the Italian bank by planning and delivering executive education in business analytics for INTESA ACADEMY. Intesa is strongly ... Read more

Obiettivi e competenze per una strategia data-driven in ambito bancario

Intervista a Massimiliano Nuccio, Despina Big Data Lab, Dipartimento Economia e Statistica Università degli Studi di Torino, a margine del forum ABI "I Big Data per l'industria bancaria e finanziaria", 25 e 26 Ottobre 2016, ... Read more

Intervista a Marco Guerzoni

In occasione della giornata del convegno “L’Università di Torino verso il futuro - Ricerca, innovazione e formazione al tempo dei Big Data", Marco Guerzoni, fondatore di Despina - Big Data Lab (Dipartimento di Economia e ... Read more

MADAS - advanced education in big data

Despina has collaborated to the design and launch of the new postgraduate course MADAS – Master in Data Science for Complex Economic System offered by the Collegio Carlo Alberto ( ) The program is ... Read more

Collaboration agreement with the University of Ljubljana

Despina is proud to announce a collaboration agreement with the Centre of Methodology and Informatics of the University of Ljubljana directed by professor Gregor Petrič. The centre has been established over 20 years ago and ... Read more

Milano: Creativity Day 2015

On October 14th Massimiliano Nuccio has been invited to give a speech at the Elfo Theatre in Milan for the Creativity Day 2015. Massimiliano has underlined the strategic use of information for companies adopting a ... Read more

La Stampa parla di noi

La laurea in Economia? Non basta: il lavoro in banca ora si trova studiando i big data. Un progetto dell’Università di Torino collega la ricerca e il mondo delle imprese. ... Read more

Presentazione di DESPINA - Big Data Lab

Lunedì 12 ottobre 2015 - 10:30 | Campus Luigi Einaudi, Torino La presentazione di DESPINA - Big Data Lab, nuovo laboratorio del Dipartimento di Economia e Statistica, è occasione gradita per discutere le opportunità di ... Read more

Presentazione di DESPINA - Big Data Lab


Despina is the lab on Big Data Analytics at the Department of Economics and Statistics of the Università degli Studi di Torino. We conduct exploratory and applied research into collection, integration, management, and analysis of data related to business, economy, and society. Despina merges different expertise able to explore on the verge of ICT, social sciences and mathematical sciences to provide first-class theoretical and applied research. Read more →

With the fast-evolving technological reality we live in, interest in an area called "Big Data" has increased exponentially, yet no clear definition of what "Big Data" is took shape.
For us, Big Data is an articulate emerging framework which allows a different way to improve knowledge and understanding of social and economic phenomena. Read more →

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